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There are 5 ways to get from Natal to Recife by bus, car or plane

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Bus Progresso  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Natal to Recife

$15 - $25

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Bus Gontijo  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Natal to Recife Natal

$20 - $27

Drive  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Natal to Recife 178.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly from Natal  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Natal (NAT) to Recife (REC) NAT - REC

$37 - $152

Bus to Joao Pessoa, fly  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Natal to João Pessoa
  2. Fly from Joao Pessoa (JPA) to Recife (REC) JPA - REC

$118 - $632

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Natal to Recife is to bus which costs R$ 75 - R$ 100 and takes 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Natal to Recife is to fly which costs R$ 130 - R$ 600 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Natal and arriving at Recife. Services depart six times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Natal and Recife is 254 km. The road distance is 285.9 km.

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The best way to get from Natal to Recife without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs R$ 50 - R$ 95.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Natal to Recife, including transfers.

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Natal to Recife bus services, operated by Gontijo, depart from Natal station.

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The best way to get from Natal to Recife is to bus which takes 4 h 58 min and costs R$ 50 - R$ 95. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs R$ 130 - R$ 600 and takes 3 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Natal Airport to Recife Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Natal to Recife bus services, operated by Gontijo, arrive at Recife station.

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Map of how to get from Natal to Recife.
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  • Distance: 158.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 58 min

What companies run services between Natal, Brazil and Recife, Brazil?

Progresso operates a bus from Natal to Recife every 3 hours. Tickets cost $13 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 25 min. Alternatively, Azul flies from Natal to Recife 4 times a day.

Airlines
Azul
Website
voeazul.com.br
Flights from Natal to Recife
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Joao Pessoa to Recife
Ave. Duration
38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Bus operators
Progresso
Phone
+55 81 2121-9000
Website
progressoonline.com.br
Bus from Natal to Recife
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Schedules at
ad.zanox.com
Book at
ad.zanox.com
Bus from Natal to João Pessoa
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
portaldepassagens.com.br
Gontijo
Phone
0800 728 00 44
Website
clickbus.com.br
Bus from Natal to Recife
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
$21 - $27
Executivo
$20 - $25
Bus from Natal to João Pessoa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
gontijo.com.br
Book at
comprepassagem.com.br
Convencional
$15 - $20
Executivo
$14 - $17

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Yes, the driving distance between Natal to Recife is 286 km. It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to drive from Natal to Recife.

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Azul offers flights from Natal Airport to Recife Airport.

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There are 560+ hotels available in Recife. Prices start at $26 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Natal to Natal Airport is to bus which takes 30 min and costs R$ 5.

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